Thursday Thoughts on a Throwback
Thanks to Google, I got this #throwbackthursday reminder of a time before entrepreneurship. I’ve always been a teacher. As a lifelong learner, I love to share my knowledge with others. Everything, to me, can be turned into a teachable moment.
I looked at this picture and thought about how I gave my all to make this organization look good. I thought about how I gave my ideas that turned into profitable campaigns…and how I never got compensated for it.
The ideas that were cultivated and that I gave to a company that didn’t appreciate it, is what I now give to brands that make a difference in their communities.
Entrepreneurship has given me the “agency” that I’ve sought for so long. I realize now that it couldn’t be given by someone else. I had to do it for myself. (Thank you to my FABULOUS coach!)
And the funny thing is, as I looked at that picture, I also thought of how at that point in my life, I never would have expected to start my own business. I never thought about entrepreneurship at that time. I was “content” with being an employee (“content” meaning that I was comfortable, but still wanted more with my life, because I knew I had more to give to the world).
I look at that picture now, and I think about how my whole life (and the life of those connected to me) has changed.
I feel such thankfulness to be where I am now.
Although I loved facilitating those financial education workshops and counseling people to better their financial positions, I worked in a very toxic environment. It got to the point where I cried sometimes before I went into the building.
Now, I don’t. Hallelujah!
Although I wanted to stay there and grow and continue to change people’s financial lives, I couldn’t, because there was a ceiling in place that I couldn’t break through.
I look at that picture and realize that one of the beauties of entrepreneurship is that I’m limitless now.
I have the power to create the life I want to live. And I help co-create that power for other women-owned businesses.
The ideas and strategies that I had for them don’t compare to the results from ideas and strategies that I implement to bring awareness and revenue to brands who have a story and mission to change something or make something better in this world.
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